What's on this January

The Dishes of Rotherham exhibition opens
The Dishes of Rotherham exhibition opens at Clifton Park Museum (Photo credit: Sam McQueen)

We wish you a happy New Year. It’s January and there are lots of fun events taking place across Rotherham.

This month, the 'Dishes of Rotherham' Exhibition is now open at Clifton Park Museum. In this exhibition, artist Simon Grennan creatively brings together food made by ten local cooks from contemporary Rotherham and Rockingham tableware from the Museum’s collection. 

The Rotherham Civic Theatre welcomes BC:AD (Before Children: After Diapers) on Sunday 29 January, 7.30pm - a stand-up comedy show with a unique take on how the definitions of words change before and during motherhood. Alongside the standard priced tickets, there are 50 ‘Pay What You Can’ tickets available for this show. This means that you can choose to pay whatever you can afford for these tickets – whether you choose to come for free, or decide to pay £2 or £20, it’s up to you.

Also, there are various events happening in Rotherham Libraries which includes Winnie the Pooh Day, the Holocaust Memorial Day, Chinese New Year and Blue Monday activities and displays.

Events include:

  • Open from Saturday 3 December 2022 to spring 2023, the 'Dishes of Rotherham' Exhibition. In this exhibition, artist Simon Grennan creatively brings together food made by ten local cooks from contemporary Rotherham and Rockingham tableware from Clifton Park Museum’s collection. The cooks come from different cooking traditions, including Pakistani, Sudanese, Guinean, Ukrainian, Czech, Yemeni, Chinese and British. Each cook chose a piece of Rockingham tableware from the collection and then cooked, styles and served their dishes on the Rockingham. This fusion of contemporary and traditional comes together in an explosion of spectacle in this unique portrayal of Rotherham past and present, Clifton Park Museum
  • Friday 6 January, 10am to Midday, Warm Welcome: Introduction to Family History, Clifton Park Museum
  • Saturday 7, 14, 21 and 28 January, Pottery Workshop in Swinton, Swinton Library
  • Saturday 7, 14, 21 and 28 January, 9am, Rotherham parkrun, Clifton Park
  • Saturday 7, 14, 21 and 28 January, 9am, Rother Valley parkrun, Rother Valley Country Park - a 5K Run for beginners to experienced runners, all welcome. A free, fun, and friendly weekly 5k community event. Walk, jog, run, volunteer or spectate – it's up to you. You need to register online before you first come along. Please register in advance to gain your free bar code on the parkrun website. Only register with parkrun once and don't forget to bring a scannable copy of your barcode (request a reminder). If you forget it, you won't get a time. Normal Parking charges for the park apply. To volunteer please email: rothervalley@parkrun.com
  • Sunday 8, 15, 22 and 29 January, 9am, Junior parkrun, Rosehill Victoria Park
  • Wednesday 11 January, 10am to 11am and 11.30am to 12.30pm, Nelson’s Cub Club ‘Explore’, Clifton Park Museum
  • Friday 13 January, 10am to Midday, Warm Welcome: Mindfulness, Clifton Park Museum
  • Saturday 21 January, 10am to 1pm, Willow Bird Feeders, Boston Park 
  • Wednesday 25 January, 10am to11am and 11.30am to 12.30pm, Nelson’s Cub Club ‘Pop’, Clifton Park Museum
  • Friday 27 January, 11:30am to Midday, Holocaust Memorial Day, All Saints' Square, Rotherham Town Centre. Rotherham will commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day with a public event. The Borough comes together to remember the millions of people murdered during the Holocaust and Nazi persecution of other groups, as well as genocides such as those in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur. ‘Ordinary People’ is the theme for Holocaust Memorial Day 2023 and Rotherham. We do hope you can attend the event to mark Holocaust Memorial Day alongside people from across our communities.
  • Friday 27 January, 2pm to 3pm, A Year in Archives, Clifton Park Museum
  • Saturday 28 January, 11am to Midday, A Year in Archives, Clifton Park Museum

 

A Warm Welcome

All warm spaces offer a friendly welcome and comfortable environment to meet friends or socialise. Some warm spaces may be able to provide hot drink and have activities or programmes that you can join in with. 

We have more information about the Warm Welcome initiative in Rotherham's public Warm Welcome Spaces here - which includes the Warm Welcome activities at Rotherham Libraries and the Warm Welcome events at Clifton Park Museum.

 

Stories belong to everyone… What’s Your Story?

This writing workshop is for you if you have no writing experience but you are looking for a safe, and supportive space to write about yourself, your thoughts and feelings or life experiences. 

Local writers, Matt Abbott and Vic Leeson will support you to share your story and with your permission, the writing you create will be exhibited during National Storytelling week at the Gallery at Riverside library.

Workshops will be running at the following library and neighbourhood hubs at the dates and times specified:

Thursday 12 January          10am to Midday          Aston                Matt Abbott

Thursday 12 January          1pm to 3pm                Mowbray           Matt Abbott

Saturday 14 January           10am to Midday         Wath                 Matt Abbott

Monday 16 January             5pm to 7pm               Riverside           Vic Lesson

Tuesday 17 January            1pm to 3pm               Rawmarsh         Vic Lesson

Tuesday 17 January            5pm to 7pm               Wickersley        Vic Lesson

Please ring the specified library to book your place. The workshop is free of charge.

 

Rotherham Libraries events

Aston Library and Neighbourhood Hub

  • Monday 16 January, drop-in all day from 9am to 4:45pm, Blue Monday - The festivities are over so shake off those post-holiday blues with coffee and a chat. Everyone welcome. We will be doing some mindfulness colouring sheets to refocus and move into the New Year! Aston Library and Neighbourhood Hub
  • Wednesday 18 January, 2pm, it's Winnie the Pooh Day - and we are celebrating some of our best loved children’s characters with a special Rhymetime dedicated to Pooh bear and friends! Why not come down and join in the fun? Suitable for ages 0 to 5, Aston Library and Neighbourhood Hub
  • Monday 23 to Friday 27 January, drop-in all week from 9am to 4:45pm, It's Chinese New Year on the 22 January and to celebrate the year of the Rabbit, we will be making rabbit crafts all week! Hop on down and join in the fun! Suitable for ages 3 to 10, Aston Library and Neighbourhood Hub
  • Friday 27 January, 9am to 4:45pm, Holocaust Memorial Day. We are remembering the lives lost in one of the darkest periods in history with a display to educate and inform, and to take the opportunity to read the stories of those who survived, Aston Library and Neighbourhood Hub

Dinnington Library and Neighbourhood Hub

  • Monday, 16 January, Blue Monday! Pop into the library to have a browse at our uplifting reading material, Dinnington Library and Neighbourhood Hub
  • Tuesday 17 January, 2pm tp 2:45pm, Winnie the Pooh Day - a themed rhyme time – colouring and activity sheets. Let’s celebrate one of Disney’s cuddliest and loved characters! All ages welcome, Dinnington Library and Neighbourhood Hub
  • Week commencing Monday 23 January, Drop-in event all week, Chinese New Year (Year of the Rabbit) Book display, Treasure Hunt, colouring. All ages welcome! Dinnington Library and Neighbourhood Hub
  • Friday 27 January, Holocaust Memorial Day, book display and information relating to the liberation of Auschwitz, Dinnington Library and Neighbourhood Hub

Greasbrough Library and Neighbourhood Hub

  •  Sunday 22 January until the end of January, Chinese New Year Scavenger Hunt, colouring sheets and paper crafts, Greasbrough Library & Neighbourhood Hub

Kimberworth Library and Neighbourhood Hub

  • Thursday 19 January, 4pm to 5pm, Free Snowman Dream Catcher - create your very own Good Luck Charm: The dream catcher is believed to protect sleepers from bad dreams by “catching” them, while letting good dreams pass through, activity suitable for ages 4 to 9, Kimberworth Library and Neighbourhood Hub

Mowbray Gardens Library and Neighbourhood Hub

  • Saturday 14 January, 11am to 12:30pm, Winnie the Pooh Day Activity and Bingo,
    free event no need to book, Mowbray Gardens Library and Neighbourhood Hub

Rawmarsh Library and Neighbourhood Hub

  • Monday 16 January, Blue Monday - don’t feel blue this Blue Monday, we will have a colourful and uplifting book display, with many tempting reads, and also crosswords, sudoku’s and mindfulness colouring pages, to try and beat the blue’s away, Rawmarsh Library and Neighbourhood Hub
  • Monday 16 January, all day, Join us for Global word search day - where we will have plenty of Word searches to keep you busy. Just remember to look forwards, backwards and diagonally, Rawmarsh Library and Neighbourhood Hub
  • Wednesday 18 January, all day, Winnie the Pooh Day - make your way to Rawmarsh library and celebrate Christopher Robin’s “Silly old bear”. Take part in our fun trail around the library and see if you can find Winnie the Pooh and his friends, as they are not in the 100-acre wood today, Rawmarsh Library and Neighbourhood Hub

Swinton Library and Neighbourhood Hub

  • Monday 16 January, all day, Blue Monday Book display - self-help and mental health awareness book display for adults. Free event, no need to book, Swinton Library and Neighbourhood Hub
  • Wednesday 18 January, all day, Winnie the Pooh Day – book display and Winnie activity sheets. Suitable for ages 5 to 10 years old, Swinton Library and Neighbourhood Hub
  • Friday 27 January, all day, Holocaust Memorial Day – book display and information, Swinton Library and Neighbourhood Hub

Thorpe Hesley Library and Neighbourhood Hub

  • Monday 16 January, Blue Monday Book display. Self-help and mental health awareness book display for adults, Thorpe Hesley Library and Neighbourhood Hub
  • Tuesday 17 January,10:30am to 11:30am and Thursday 19 January, 10:30am to 11:30am, Winnie the Pooh Day – rhymetime, story time, colouring sheets and activities suitable for 0 to 5-years. Free event, no need to book, Thorpe Hesley Library and Neighbourhood Hub
  • Friday 27 January, all day, Holocaust Memorial Day – book display and information, Thorpe Hesley Library and Neighbourhood Hub

Thurcroft Library and Neighbourhood Hub

  • Tuesday 17 January, 3:30pm to 4:30pm, Chinese New Year Crafts – come celebrate and create some Chinese New Year crafts. Suitable for ages 4 years plus, Thurcroft Library and Neighbourhood Hub

Wath Library and Neighbourhood Hub

 

Rotherham Libraries

Host regular weekly activities across the borough such as: Lego clubs, Rhymetimes, computer classes, knit and natter groups, advice sessions, craft sessions, readers groups and local history groups.

 

Rotherham Theatres

Rotherham Civic Theatre has lots of entertaining performances taking place which includes:

Beauty and the Beast pantomime (continues until Sunday 8 January, various times)

Bollywood Nite (Saturday 14 January, 5pm)

Billy Liar (Monday 23 to Friday 27 January, 7.15pm)

An Evening of Serial Killers (Saturday 28 January, 7.30pm)

*BC:AD (Before Children: After Diapers) (Sunday 29 January, 7.30pm) - *Pay What You Can show 

 

Open calls for creative projects in Catcliffe, Canklow and Wath upon Dearne

Are you curious about and skilled in creative engagement? Then this opportunity could be for you.

We are looking for creative practitioners to run imaginative projects in the areas of Catcliffe, Canklow and Wath Upon Dearne.

The deadline for all applications is Sunday 8 January 2023.

Find out more details on the creative projects here.

 

Rotherham Markets 

For more information visit the Rotherham Markets website.

Opening times:

General Outdoor Market, Monday, Friday and Saturday, 8:30am to 4pm, Rotherham Outdoor Market

Secondhand Market: Every Tuesday, 8:30am to 2:30pm, Rotherham Outdoor Market

Secondhand Market: Every Wednesday, 8:30am to 2:30pm, Rotherham Outdoor Market

Street Market, Every Tuesday 8:30am to 4pm, Effingham Street, Effingham Square, and Howard Street

Rotherham Bazaar, Every Thursday 10am to 4pm, Rotherham Outdoor Market

Indoor Market, Monday to Saturday 8:30am to 5pm, Rotherham Centenary Market

 

For more information see www.rotherham.gov.uk/events or visit our Facebook pages at:

Rotherham Markets

Rotherham Libraries

Rotherham Town Centre

RMBC Events

Clifton Park Museum

Rotherham Theatres

Thrybergh Country Park

Rother Valley Country Park

Rotherham Parks

Published: 4th January 2023